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Holiday Checklist – Packing

June 28, 2013

Packing can be one of the most time-consuming things to do when planning a trip but if you are organised it can save time and makes it less stressful. Here are some of my top tips for packing for holidays. Look out the clothes you want to take a week before you travel lay them all out on the bed, check them over for wear and tear/ if they still fit? If it is beach wear for example maybe you have not worn it for some time so it is a good idea to check everything over this saves any…

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Money Saving

Pamper Night!

May 10, 2013

Everyone likes to pamper themselves now and again so I was delighted to receive this gift basket of pampering treats. It was a thank you gift from a student who I mentored recently. How kind and what a pleasant surprise! It has a great selection of face and hair masks. Does anyone else have pamper nights or money saving beauty tips for your at home Spa? Beauty products are getting more expensive even the basics like shower gels/bath foams have gone up. I like to decant my shower gel into pump bottles as I find this makes them last a little…

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Hoosewifey Tips, Money Saving

Homemade Draft Excluders

March 23, 2013

The wintry weather and snow storms continue to batter the UK today, it sure is cold I was out briefly earlier and could not wait to get home the wind was freezing!! It is important to stay cosy in the home and keep those drafts out.  Fancy draft excluders can cost anything up to £40 so if you have a few doors/rooms to draft proof this can be work out very expensive! I make my own very cheaply and very easily. All I use is a pair of tights, I bought these from Primark they cost around £2-3 for thick…

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Money Saving, Organising

Yearly Budget Planning Calendar

March 18, 2013

The Yearly Budget Planning Calendar A lot of families use calendars/family organisers to organise their schedules/activities but do you budget this way also?? Do you know when the MOT is due or the Home/Car Insurance/Dentist appointment is or do you let these creep up on you?? Do you then panic that you might not have enough money to cover these bills and then reach for the credit card/ go overdrawn/take out a loan??  By not being organised this is often how you can get yourself in debt. Most of these bills come at the same time each year and this is…

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